There has been a great deal of time over the years devoted to the what-if scenario, what if Star Wars met Star Trek? If you’re in the mood, you can Google enough fan fiction in this realm to fill your reading list from now until the day you die. But just in case you’re not in the frame of mind to read, you can check always out this awesome new fan made video.
Next up on the theatrical sci-fi docket is the foul-mouthed time travel joint Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Odds are, you probably already know whether or not you want to see this movie based solely on whether or not you enjoyed the first one (or even the trailers). That makes sense, it’s crude and basically looks like 93-minute dick joke, which isn’t up everyone’s alley, but it also looks weird as shit, as you can see in these new photos.
Coming from our lovely older sibling Cinema Blend, these pictures show off some of the strangeness that runs through Hot Tub Time Machine 2. It may not be enough to totally win you over if you’re not super stoked about this one, but it does illustrate that at least they’re trying to do something fun and different instead of rehashing what came before. Just look at that photo of Adam Scott, who plays the son of John Cusack’s character (who is sitting this one out) from the first film, tripping balls. That should be fun.
It may not be, strictly speaking, science fiction, but dammit if we’re not excited for the upcoming Evil Dead series Ash Vs. The Evil Dead. Just knowing that it is on Starz fills us with glee at the sheer blood-spurting possibilities, as they are not averse to showing a blood geyser now and again. We know that Bruce Campbell will be back to reprise is best, most beloved role as the dimwitted braggart Ash, but aside from that, we haven’t heard too much about casting, that is until now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Santiago (Dexter) and Dana DeLorenzo (Californication) have both joined the cast of the Sam Raimi-produced series that will air as a series of ten, half-hour episodes on the premium cable provider.
As we gradually approach the season 3 premiere of Orphan Black, BBC America is starting to ratchet up their promotional push for the new episodes of their fan favorite clone drama. To this end, they’ve unveiled a pair of quick, ominous teasers to set the mood for the upcoming run.
The first of the quick videos focuses on Sarah (Tatiana Maslany, I don’t know why I’m specifying that, as Maslany plays all of the members of the Clone Club, in what is truly an impressive, dizzying performance). She faces off with one of the newly unveiled male clones (all played by Ari Millen), and has a message: she is not your property, just in case you were wondering about that.
This weekend at the movies is going to be dominated by some erotic sexy times with Fifty Shades of Grey (or, according to the early reviews, tepid, bland, not-particularly-sexy times). Next week we’ll get some more sci-fi, however, of the crude, foul-mouthed, rampant-dick-joke variety, with Hot Tub Time Machine 2. In advance of that, Paramount released a new red band clip and a short teaser.
Last time out, the gang of Nick (Craig Robinson), Lou (Rob Corrdry), and Jacob (Clarke Duke) (with John Cusack in tow, though he’s sitting this one out) went to the past, back to the 1980s. This time around, however, they’re going to the future, and along the way they encounter someone who was very big in the Me Decade: Christian Slater.
As the Star Wars universe expands exponentially, we’re going to get to meet all kinds of new characters and go on all sorts of fun new adventures. And of course we’re going to get to hang out with some familiar faces as well, most notably Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. That’s pretty awesome. When we found out that some characters were going to show up again, it kicked off an avalanche of speculation about who might return, and when we found out who, people were bummed that maybe their favorite was left out. With so many more movies on the way, there are ample opportunities for others to reprise their roles, and one former player thinks that he will be back for another movie eventually.
One notable absence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian. That’s a bummer, as lots of us would love to see what he’s been up to since he blew up the Death Star in Return of the Jedi. Lando did show up recently on the animated series Star Wars Rebels, with Williams providing the voice, and though he won’t be on the big screen come December 18, he expects that it is only a matter of time before he rejoins that far, far away galaxy.